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April 11, 2020
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Jan Makuch

The Theatre at Marietta College will perform Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11th, in the Friederich Theater. Music and new lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz. Marietta's production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre, Andy Felt. Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Godspell was originally produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh. Art and philanthropy merge in Playing For Others. Ticket proceeds and donations received during this performance will benefit a designated charity.

Full of chart-topping songs like the international hit “Day by Day,” Godspell follows Jesus Christ and a small group of people as they act out his story and his parables using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements, this masterful retelling of the original continues to touch audiences.

“(It) will energize and uplift your spirits… truly delightful.” – DC Metro

This show is equivalent to a PG-13 movie rating. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and children under 18. Tickets are available through www.marietta.edu/boxoffice. Marietta College students, employees, and immediate families of employees may get free tickets at the box office on the day of the performance by presenting a Marietta College ID. The box office opens an hour before the performance.

Godspell 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com).